A Pride interfaith service sponsored by the Progressive Religious Organizations of San Antonio (PRO SA) will be hosted at Madison Square Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 23.
The service, with the theme, “50 Years of Hope,” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots “by remembering the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring hope for the future,” according to the announcement.
The service will include musical interludes and historical recollections of the birth of the Stonewall movement.
“I think it is wonderful that our various faith communities are galvanizing to create a space that is both joyful and welcoming for all people regardless of their religion, gender, sexual preference or gender identity,” Rabbi Mara Nathan of Temple Beth-El said in a press release.
PRO SA is a network of clergy and lay people who represent religious organizations that are LGBTQ-inclusive.
Among those participating in the service are: Dignity San Antonio, Gay and Lesbian Episcopalians and Friends, University Presbyterian Church, Metropolitan Community Church San Antonio, Unity Church of San Antonio, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Temple Beth-El, Travis Park Church, , The Awakening Spiritual Community, Bethany Congregational United Church of Christ, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, Christ Sophia Catholic Faith Community, New Beginnings Church, Celebration Circle, San Antonio Zen Center, and the Living Church at Woodlawn Pointe.
“This Interfaith service will be an unmistakable call to hope, love, mercy, compassion, and justice for all. When we worship and celebrate together, our ideas, our energy, and our determination to have a different world become closer to realization.” said Rev. William Knight of the Metropolitan Community Church San Antonio.
PRO SA invites you to 50 Years of Hope, a Pride Interfaith Service, Sunday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m. at Madison Square Presbyterian Church 319 Camden Street. A reception with light food will follow.